The World's Carol Hills reports that Guatemala has just revised its adoption laws. The Central American country is second only to China as a source of babies for American families seeking to adopt. But the legal changes will likely reduce the number of foreign adoptions in Guatemala.
New York has long had one of the most favorable immigration courts in the nation for asylum-seekers, but the number of immigrants who are denied asylum has nearly doubled, as compared to four years ago.
Guatemala faces pressure from Washington to stop its citizens from migrating north to the US. But complying with American demands may be nearly impossible for a country where so many people rely on US remittances.